March 2012

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Argentina 26/03/2012

Provincial power: more licenses taken from YPF, and challenges to the supreme court on abortion. Meanwhile, the president and her allies close ranks around Boudou.


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Ecuador last week

Indigenous protest against mining agreement reaches Quito and suspected Colombian drug-trafficker is extradited by Ecuadorian authorities.


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Paraguay last week

Gay Paraguayan couple marry; mass deforestation in the Chaco; activities organised to commemorate ‘March Massacre.’


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Mexico last week

An earthquake measuring 7.8 on richter scale shakes the country; Pope’s visit reignites debate surrounding religious freedom; Sergio Pérez makes the podium in Malaysian Grand Prix.


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Venezuela 26/03/2012

Chávez travels to Havana for radiation treatment, government officials visit contaminated water treatment plants in Carabobo, and ex-governor is wounded in shoot-out.


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Haiti 26/03/2012

Tourism raises hopes in Haiti; former soldiers clash with government; Sean Penn earns peace summit award.


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Cuba 26/03/2012

Final countdown before papal visit, friendly baseball to resume with US, and oldest living MLB player alive in Havana.


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Uruguay 25/03/12

Nurses prosecuted for murderer while Mujica assumes State responsibility for crimes committed during the last dictatorship and the situation in high schools gets problematic. 


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Central America 26/03/12

Guatemalan peasants march towards capital against evictions and unequal land distribution; Guatemala hosts drug summit to improve anti-drug policy; El Salvadorian gangs reach truce.


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Peru 02/04/2012

National emergency in Peruvian Prisons; Chile to remove mines from Peruvian border; ethical outcome for Conga debate; electronic nose invented…


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Bolivia this week

TIPNIS, the proposal for an ‘ecological road’; and the UN report about  justice in Bolivia.   TIPNIS’ corregidores agreed on starting the national march next April 20. The Ley 222…


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Peru 26/03/2012

Protests leave three dead; Chilean border threat; TB infection escalation


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The Economy this week

Argentine provincial governments strip drilling licences from Argentine energy company YPF and Mexican unemployment rate fell again in January, OECD states The Argentine energy company YPF, whose majority stakeholder is…


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Central America 19/03/12

IDB holds annual meeting on investment planning in the region; Amega enters proposition phase for US$1.1bi transfer terminal in Costa Rica; ARENA wins El Salvador’s legislative elections.


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Chile 19/03/2012

Violence returns to Aysén as talks breaks down, storms cause havoc in Magallanes, while a transport strike creates problems in Santiago


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Haiti 19/03/2012

Inter-American Conference for the Red Cross Comes to Haiti; Prime Minister-designate, Laurent Lamothe, Under the Spotlight; Gun Crime Terrorises Capital.


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Cuba 19/03/2012

Videos released of life inside a Cuban prison, dissidents occupy churches to protest the pope’s visit, and Vatican announces a special gift for the country.


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Brazil 19/3/11

17 oil executives banned from leaving Brazil after offshore spill, football association president steps down amid corruption allegations, and FIFA’s Blatter meets with Rousseff.


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Venezuela last week

Daughter of Chilean consul shot dead by police; Chávez returns following surgery in Cuba; and international book fair draws to a close in Caracas. 


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Uruguay 18/03/12

Trade conflict with Argentina raises unemployment, while new human remains are found in military premises and secondary schools struggle to begin classes.


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Argentina 19/03/2012

The supreme court makes an historic ruling on abortion, legal measures are announced against Falklands oil companies, and the 1992 attack on the Israeli embassy is remembered. 


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Mexico 19/03/12

Mexico will have the seventh biggest economy in the world by 2020; suspected murderers of transgender activist arrested; Javier Sicilia visits the Vatican to highlight violence in the country.


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Ecuador this week

President Rafael Correa visits Turkey; thousands of Ecuadorians migrants claim government assistance amid eviction by Spanish banks and casinos play the roulette wheels for the last time.


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The Caribbean this week

Puerto Ricans vote in electoral primaries; Mejía challenges Dominican government to debate over corruption; Grenada expresses relief as parliament approves budget.


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Bolivia this week

Domitila Chungara dies, Akullikuy and Evo; social insecurity in Bolivia’s cities and the summit of the Americas. Historical leader, dies at 75 in Cochabamba Domitila Chungara the leader of the…